Monday, May 21, 2012

May Meeting Recap

I have been so busy with the Sew Mama Sew Giveaway Day this morning and I almost forgot this post! 

This month we had a wonderful presentation from Amber and Paula on utilizing your camera for photographing quilts. One of the big tips is read your manual!! Crazy right but really so important. We also learned a lot about lighting. We are lucky to have the overcast days in the Pacific Northwest which is ideal.
I am hoping to have some more info from the power point for you soon.

We also had a 10 minute presentation by Michelle on participating in swaps and a new fabric swap she's hosting for guild members. Here's the link to the swap I think there are ten spots left. 
Michelle is also giving away a spot on her blog for Giveaway Day the winner will receive a pack of all of the final fabrics. 

Show and Tell

 Nancy K. shared her crib quilt Pinwheels for Jackie.

 Michelle had her Improv quilt Park Blocks. This was a result from a group "bee" effort "Think Outside the Block" and her own composition.


 Nora Simon shared Equestrian T-shirts quilt. Made for her sister's 21st birthday out of t-shirts from horse competitions.

 Jen shared a gift she received from Megan this Buttercup paper pieced mug rug.

 Susan shared her quilted and bound Oceanside quilt. It was inspired by a trip to the beach and seeing a public sign on weathered wood. Nancy Stovall quilted it with whales and waves. It's all Michael Miller Cotton Couture Solids.


 Amanda shared her braid quilt.

 Back and this was her first time free motion quilting.

 Kimberly shared Gypsy Girl which she made for her 18month old daughter. You can find her on Flickr as Perfection Not Included.

 Gretchen shared her jacket made from vintage quilts.

 Cris brought her Black and White quilt using the one block technique. 



This was also shared by Cris and quilted by Nancy Stovall.

 Barbara shared two Art Quilts Alzheimer's Tree and
 Taos at Twilight.

 Ann Marie brought Not Intended for Children's Sleepwear ll a selvage quilt.

Jill shared Purple Iris made for a baby named Iris. An orange peel style quilt made with her own templates designed with Rachel available on her blog.

Ann shared Mod Mosaic made with Peacock Lane fabric and 
Doll quilt with Kona
Doll quilt made with more Peacock Lane.

Elsa shared her Zakka purse and
Happy Zombie quilt made with Annela Hoey's fabric.

Heather brought her Retro Modern quilt.


Paula shared her Star Struck quilt top.

Heather brought her Precious quilt. She used her "precious" stash of Neptune!

Amber shared her Baby Log Cabin. 


She also shared her Green Triangles quilt.

Cherri brought in this quilt...



and shared her Confetti quilt which used a layer cake cut in strips not individual blocks. Pattern by The Pattern Basket.


Erin shared a quilt she made for her Mom.

We'll have the quilt survey up in a day or two so stop back by to participate. 

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